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Welcome to
Hope Leadership Academy

Our Mission

To provide a world-class neighborhood school whose students thrive in a culture of academic rigor, character development, and caring relationships.

Our Vision

We envision a vibrant, close-knit, neighborhood-based school where all students reach for and attain their highest goals.  


Dr. Michelle E. James
Executive Director and Principal

Welcome to Hope Leadership Academy (HLA) 

Dear Hope Leadership Academy Family, 

It is with immense pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the  new Executive Director/Principal for Hope Leadership Academy. 

Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of meeting phenomenal students, resolute  staff members, and committed parents/guardians who make up this wonderful learning  community.  
I am grateful to have been welcomed with open arms and receptive hearts, and I look forward to...

Our Latest Events

  • Multiple Dates
    Thu, Mar 07
    Mar 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Mar 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Multiple Dates
    Mon, Mar 18
    Mar 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – Mar 19, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Mar 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – Mar 19, 2024, 7:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 27
    Jan 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Jan 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Refreshments and Giveaways
  • Tue, Oct 31
    Oct 31, 2023, 4:30 PM – Nov 01, 2023, 7:30 PM
    Oct 31, 2023, 4:30 PM – Nov 01, 2023, 7:30 PM
    Exotic petting zoo, entertainment, inflatables, trunks with treats, free food, and more.
  • Mon, Sep 04
    Sep 04, 2023, 7:00 PM – 11:50 PM
    Sep 04, 2023, 7:00 PM – 11:50 PM

HLA’s close knit neighborhood based school creates a caring and supportive environment that empowers students to become enthusiastic learners and caring citizens in the world around them. 


Stay informed about important upcoming events and school schedule.


We are partners in a unique triad of three dedicated organizations (Hope Center KC and Hope Family Care) that work together to serve the whole child and entire families in our community. 


Here you will find the most essential information about school life at Hope Leadership Academy. 

Greetings Hope Leadership Academy!

I am honored to serve as your new Director of Academics and Assessments. My goal is to provide our students and educators with the best experience possible. Helping all educators and students see that they can learn and achieve.

Let me also take a moment to share some of my background. I am a husband and father of a joyful 2-year-old son. In my free time I enjoy spending time with ...

Mr. James Hogue, M.Ed
Director of Academics and Assessments


Hello Hope Leadership Academy Families and Friends

I’m Bernadette Thompson, and I look forward to serving as your Director of Student Services and School Culture. My primary focus is ensuring that our students, families, faculty and staff form collaborative partnerships that benefit all, especially our students.

For almost a decade I have worked within...


Bernadette P. Thompson, EdS., LPC, CSC 
Director of Student Services and School Culture 

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